The Sunday Paper Blog

February 27, 2016

The Travelling Bookbinder

The Sunday Paper #96

Paper of the Week: Minter Dry-Tear Guard Strips

Minter Dry-Tear Guard Strip paper was the result of an inventive suggestion by bookbinder Bill Minter, who asked Tim Barrett at the University of Iowa if he could …

February 13, 2016

Bendable Paper

The Sunday Paper #94

Paper of the Week: DIY Bendable Paper

When you mix paper and wire you end up a new material. I’ve embedded wires in between sheets of handmade abaca paper for years (they stick to each other …

February 6, 2016

Snow Daze

 The Sunday Paper #93

Paper of the Week: Zinnia Garden

Zinnia Garden is a 100% cotton rag paper, screen printed in India. I’d rank it between a text and cover weight at 100 g/m2. You’ll receive a small sheet of …

January 30, 2016

Love in a Maze

 The Sunday Paper #92

Paper of the Week: Origami Paper

I’m guessing that you’ve heard about (or perhaps even participated in) the adult coloring book craze. Now it seems that origami might take its place (or join in). I’ve dabbled …

January 23, 2016

Paper Sale & Custom Paper Project Pack

 The Sunday Paper #91

Paper of the Week: Handmade Paper with Inclusions

These are some of my very first papers, made over 25 years ago in my kitchen in Brooklyn. I hadn’t met a soul who made paper (yet), and …

January 16, 2016

Nous Sommes: We Are

 The Sunday Paper #90

Paper of the Week: Duplex Papers

My first job after college was with a commercial printing company in New York City, and I learned a lot about paper there. One of the papers I was introduced …

January 9, 2016

New Year Mandalas

The Sunday Paper #89

Paper of the Week: Wax Paper

I ran across a story about 16 Genius Wax Paper Tips and it got me thinking. I remember my mom teaching me how to wrap a sandwich in wax paper …

January 2, 2016

Support the Sunday Paper!

The Sunday Paper #88

Dear Friends, 

Happy New Year! As we launch into 2016, I wanted to tell you how much I love creating and sharing The Sunday Paper with you. This is just a quick note about some ways …

December 26, 2015

Paper Snowflakes in the White House

The Sunday Paper #87

Paper of the Week: Cotton Blend

I’ve been trying to concoct the perfect watermarking pulp that also offers folding strength. In general, I’ve found that short cotton linters (beaten quite fine) yield crisp watermarked images. However, …

December 24, 2015

Merry Day!

25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 25

I enjoy connecting with people in all sorts of ways, especially those from different walks of life. I often think of us as trees with branches and roots. Here’s a simple paper cut …